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Senior AI Engineer

Senior AI Engineer

Job ID 
529174
Location 
US-CA-San Diego
Posted Date 
10/20/2017
Company 
A2Z Development Center, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

At Amazon, our goal is to create great games. We believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience and change the way the world sees digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you’ll have the power of Twitch, AWS, and the entire Amazon ecosystem to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: EverQuest, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, Planetside, and H1Z1.

As an AI & Gameplay Engineer on our project you will be working with an industry leading design and art team to produce a game that has never been made before. You will have direct access to a large number of Amazon engineers whose expertise spans from rendering all the way to machine learning and cloud compute.

The Role:
  • Architect and develop the AI systems for a cutting edge action multiplayer game
  • Be responsible for designing, developing, and deploying major new game features. Ensure features are integrated cleanly with existing features and platform infrastructure.
  • Solve difficult problems that are sometimes not well defined by writing elegant and practical code.
  • Own broad game feature areas end-to-end.
  • Assist in developing project plans and commitments, and then deliver consistently against those commitments.
  • Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
  • Be a champion for the user: Insist on the highest standards, and create functional and engaging features that delight customers.
  • Help turn big ideas into cool new features.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on multi-discipline teams.
  • At least 1 released game on which you were a primary contributor. Self-published titles are acceptable.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Advanced software engineering skills, including the ability to write expert-level, maintainable, and robust code in C++.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, artists, testers, and other developers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of developing strategic & tactical AI systems
  • Experiencing developing dynamic path finding systems
  • Extensive knowledge and use of adaptive AI or machine learning
  • 7+ years of game development experience with multiple shipped titles.
  • Shipped AAA game title(s)
  • Experience developing systems that span both client and server.
  • Skilled at developing world class tools to support game systems.
  • Experience working on large scale, commercial online game services.
  • Experience developing for modern consoles (e.g. PS4, Xbox One).
  • Experience with test driven development, functional testing, and automated testing.
  • Experience developing for Windows, Linux and OS X
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum/Kanban.